Meghan Markle was uncomfortable with this commercial, not immune to sexism

Meghan Markle was uncomfortable with this photoshoot, not immune to sexism

Meghan Markle, who is an advocate for women’s rights and equality, was not immune to sexism when she was still an actress.

Meghan Markle was very open when it comes to her struggles and challenges when she was still working her way up in the showbiz industry. She did some commercial which made her uncomfortable, according to a report.

Meghan Markle commercial revisited

Meghan Markle preferred to have fish tacos, but admitted that she would throw a steak on the grill for a quick meal for her man. She once filmed a racy clip while grilling a steak. In the video, she is wearing a short leather skirt and a power blazer with her hair in a bun.

The film was titled “Grilling never looked so hot.”

According to royal biographer Andrew Morton,  the duchess looked very uncomfortable in the video.

“As the steak smouldered, so did Meghan, but there was a hesitancy in her eyes,” he was quoted by Express as saying.

“She was playing up to the camera, but she seemed uncomfortable, conscious she was portraying herself as a sex object to be leered at by men.”

The royal expert felt that Markle thought she already left those days behind when she appeared on the set of Deal or No Deal. When she did the video, she was already popular after starring in USA Network’s Suits where she played Rachel Zane. 

The discomfort could be due to the fact that it was not the role she wanted to portray. She was concerned because had no interest in playing similar roles much longer.

How Meghan became a female advocate

Meghan Markle became an advocate for women’s rights when she was just 11 years old. The Duchess of Sussex delivered a speech at the UN Women’s 20th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference of Women in Beijing in 2015.

In her speech, she recounted the time when she accidentally became a female advocate. The actress watched a Tv program and it showed a dishwashing commercial with a tagline that says, “women all over America are fighting greasy pots and pans.”

Two boys from the class commented that women belong in the kitchen and it made her angry and hurt. She felt that it wasn’t right. She told her father, Thomas Markle Sr., about it and she wrote letters to Hillary Clinton, TV journalist Linda Ellerbee and attorney Gloria Allred about the matter. She also wrote a letter to the soap manufacturer.

“It was at that moment that I realized the magnitude of my actions. At the age of 11, I had created my small level of impact by standing up for equality,” Markle said.

Image used courtesy of Entertainment Tonight/YouTube Screenshot

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